It’s truly saddening to witness numerous instances of dogs and cats being forsaken and mistreated by their own caretakers, whom they hold dear. Nevertheless, there are cases where animals that have been through the most agony end up with a joyous conclusion. Despite enduring hardships, they come out on top and lead happy lives with families that cherish them as they rightfully deserve.
Duke, a 10-month-old pup, found himself in a dire situation when his owner left him chained to an abandoned truck outside of town to die from starvation. It was a heartless act, as the owner didn’t want Duke anymore and treated him like garbage because he was ill and perceived as untouchable.
Duke was in a sorry state after not having eaten or drunk anything for 10 days. He was emaciated, weak and his body was covered in faeces and fleas. To make matters worse, his legs had been broken from some kind of prior mistreatment.
Duke’s situation seemed hopeless because of his condition, but through the efforts of a compassionate woman and the Rudozem Street Dog Rescue, he was rescued and given the necessary medical care for his injuries.
Rowles was stunned by the vet’s diagnosis that her pet had suffered foot trauma. The vet explained that the bones in the feet were shattered and the ligaments were no longer present, causing the bones to move around freely.
After finding out that the shelter was already crowded, Rowles decided to take Duke to his own home and introduce him to his wife and other animal companions. According to him, Duke seemed to be fine during their first meeting but showed signs of fear through his movements and actions in the following weeks. However, Duke eventually developed a strong bond with Rowles’ wife, Diane, whom he adored very much.
Duke’s feet were fixed with surgery and he was ecstatic to walk around without wobbling. He regained his trust in humans and eventually started to feel comfortable in his new, caring surroundings. To top it off, Duke was adopted by the most caring and kind-hearted woman in England.